PR REI gives employees day off on Black Friday to #OptOutside The outdoor gear retailer will keep its doors shut on the high-volume shopping day to encourage employees and customers to spend time in nature. By Lorrie Delk WalkerOct. 28, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.